Lissa MillerFirst VP, Supplier Diversity
Lissa joined SunTrust in July, 2013 to re-launch and provide direction and management of SunTrust’s Supplier Diversity initiative. She is the interface between SunTrust and the diverse supplier community and is responsible for working with its lines of business and functions to expand the company’s utilization and development of qualified minority, women, veteran, disabled, LGBT-owned and small businesses and ensure that the bank is in compliance with federal guidelines concerning diverse supplier inclusion in procurement activities. She brings with her over 20 years of experience and expertise in Supplier Diversity, Procurement, Sales and Logistics from Georgia-Pacific, Scientific Games International and Kennesaw State University. Lissa is currently the Treasurer of both the FSRSD (Financial Services Roundtable for Supplier Diversity) and the USPAACC-SE (US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce- SE) and actively participates on committees of the GWBC (Greater Women’s Business Council) and the GMSDC (Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council) where she also served as board chair. She’s been recognized for advancing diverse businesses by the National Black and Latino Council, Greater Women’s Business Council and Atlanta Women Magazine. She mentors small businesses through the Georgia Education Foundation and the Greater Women’s Business Council programs and volunteers with organizations such as Cool Girls Inc. and Junior Achievement of Georgia. Lissa has a BBA in Marketing from The University of Georgia, MBA in International Business from Mercer University, PhD in Business Administration from Warren National University and is a licensed associate real estate broker, certified Zumba instructor and entrepreneur at heart. She resides in Stockbridge, GA with her husband, Jonathan Miller.
INTEGRATING SUSTAINABILITY & SUPPLIER DIVERSITY INTO A SOURCING STRATEGY - MASTERING CAPABILITY
The future of responsible corporate procurement relies on both sustainability and supplier diversity to drive real impact. During this interactive roundtable discussion led by Lissa Miller from SunTrust Bank, attendees will share leading practices on how to; leverage sustainability and supplier diversity into a sourcing strategy; identify the “value add” for customers and enlist the advocacy of internal stakeholders; align and enlist’ customer facing business partners to utilize supplier diversity to improve value and enhance brand equity; and shape a culture of inclusion by developing a diverse network of suppliers.
Lissa Miller, First VP, Supplier Diversity, SunTrust Bank
THE IMPACT OF GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES & THE IMPACT ON PROCUREMENT --- MASTERING CAPABILITY
Never before has there been such a diversity of generations in the workforce. With competition for talent on the rise and the influx of millennials, there’s an even greater urgency to develop a culture of employee engagement and commitment, and that all starts with understanding how your multiple generations wish to continually improve and grow. Each group has their own sets of values, needs and motivators. During this interactive discussion, we will address the impact of different generations and the impact on procurement specifically. Attendees will leave with an understanding of what makes each generation tick, so that attendees may begin to craft a workforce strategy that meets their needs and motivates performance.
Christine Mack, Regional Head of Procurement, Americas, BP